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Hector Sanchez

25-Year-Old Catcher – San Francisco Giants

2014 Stats

AVG

.196

HR

3

RBI

28

R

8

SB

0

2015 RotoWire Projections

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2015 Fantasy Baseball Outlook

Sanchez spent the first four months of the 2014 campaign as the backup to Buster Posey in San Francisco, slashing .196/.237/.301 in 66 games, but a foul ball caught his facemask in late July, resultin...

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LEAGUE: Majors   40 MAN: YES   BATS: B   THROWS: R   HT: 6' 0"   WT: 234   DOB: 11/17/1989   BORN: Maracay, Venezuela   COLLEGE: None   DRAFTED: No   Show ContractHide Contract

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Hector Sanchez Contract Information:

Signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Giants in December of 2014, avoiding arbitration.

March 29, 2015  –  Hector Sanchez News

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Sanchez will serve as the backup catcher to begin the 2015 season, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Hector Sanchez Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm G PA AB R H XBH 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO SH SF HBP AVG OBP SLG OPS
2009 19 R AZL 33 134 117 13 35 10 8 1 1 22 0 0 16 21 0 1 0 .299 .403 .410 .813
2010 20 A AUG 89 341 310 29 84 26 20 1 5 31 0 2 28 50 2 0 1 .271 .333 .390 .723
2011 21 A+ SAN 52 228 212 31 64 26 14 1 11 58 0 1 11 49 0 3 2 .302 .338 .533 .871
2011 21 AAA FRE 46 168 153 15 40 10 9 0 1 26 0 1 13 22 0 2 0 .261 .315 .340 .655
2011 21 MAJ SF 13 34 31 0 8 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 0 0 0 .258 .324 .323 .647
2012 22 AAA FRE 4 15 15 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .067 .067 .067 .134
2012 22 MAJ SF 74 227 218 22 61 18 15 0 3 34 0 0 5 52 0 3 1 .280 .295 .390 .685
2013 23 R SCO 1 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
2013 23 A+ SAN 4 14 12 1 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 0 1 4 0 1 0 .250 .286 .333 .619
2013 23 AAA FRE 32 99 85 10 23 7 4 0 3 11 0 0 12 15 0 1 1 .271 .364 .424 .788
2013 23 MAJ SF 63 140 129 8 32 7 4 0 3 19 0 0 7 29 0 1 3 .248 .300 .349 .649
2014 24 AAA FRE 7 20 19 1 3 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 1 3 0 0 0 .158 .200 .316 .516
2014 24 MAJ SF 66 177 163 8 32 11 8 0 3 28 0 1 8 55 0 4 2 .196 .237 .301 .538
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3-Year Averages     67 180 170 12 41 12 9 0 3 27 0 0 6 45 0 2 2 .241 .272 .347 .619

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▼ Advanced Stats      ▼ Games By Position     ▼ Batter Vs. Pitcher

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Hector Sanchez Game Log    (View Full Game Log)
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DATE OPP AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB SO SB CS HBP SF E AVG OBP SLG OPS
Sep. 28 SD Did not play.
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Sep. 17 @Ari Did not play.
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Sep. 14 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 13 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 12 LAD Did not play.
Sep. 11 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 10 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 9 Ari Did not play.
Sep. 7 @Det Did not play.
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Sep. 3 @Col Did not play.
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Sep. 1 @Col Did not play.
Aug. 31 Mil Did not play.
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Aug. 28 Col Did not play.
Aug. 27 Col Did not play.
Last 7 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 14 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000
Last 30 Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 .000

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Hector Sanchez: MLB Games Played By Position

Year C 1B 2B 3B SS OF LF CF RF DH
2014 45 1
2013 33 1
2012 56 1
2011 11

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Hector Sanchez Split Stats    (View Full Split Stats)

Vs. Left

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
2014491160.224.306.531
2013413190.341.488.860
201279101150.304.430.727

Vs. Right

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
201411472220.184.298.540
20138852100.205.284.552
2012139122190.266.367.661

Home

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20147631110.197.276.517
2013592060.220.220.508
2012107101150.280.411.693

Away

Year AB R HR RBI SB AVG SLG OPS
20148752170.195.322.556
20137063130.271.457.768
2012111122190.279.369.677
Hector Sanchez Advanced Stats
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Year Age Lg Tm PA AB Walk Rate Strikeout Rate BB/K Ratio Contact Rate BABIP Isolated Power
2009 19 R AZL 134 117 11.9% 15.7% 0.76 82% .358 .111
2010 20 A AUG 341 310 8.2% 14.7% 0.56 84% .310 .119
2011 21 A+ SAN 228 212 4.8% 21.5% 0.22 77% .349 .231
2011 21 AAA FRE 168 153 7.7% 13.1% 0.59 86% .300 .079
2011 21 MAJ SF 34 31 8.8% 17.6% 0.50 81% .320 .065
2012 22 AAA FRE 15 15 0% 6.7% 0.00 93% .071 .000
2012 22 MAJ SF 227 218 2.2% 22.9% 0.10 76% .356 .110
2013 23 R SCO 3 3 0% 33.3% 0.00 67% .500 .334
2013 23 A+ SAN 14 12 7.1% 28.6% 0.25 67% .375 .083
2013 23 AAA FRE 99 85 12.1% 15.2% 0.80 82% .299 .153
2013 23 MAJ SF 140 129 5% 20.7% 0.24 78% .299 .101
2014 24 AAA FRE 20 19 5% 15% 0.33 84% .133 .158
2014 24 MAJ SF 177 163 4.5% 31.1% 0.15 66% .276 .105
2015 RotoWire Projections     Subscribe now to see our 2015 projections for Hector Sanchez
3-Year Averages     180 170 3.3% 25% 0.13 74% .311 .106

Age is determined on July 1st of each season.       Jump To:     ▲ Basic Stats      ▲ Split Stats      ▲ Games By Position

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2014 Stat Review for Hector Sanchez    As compared to the top 200 hitters in 2014 (min 400 PA)

Contact

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.196 AVG
TERRIBLE
66% Contact Rate
TERRIBLE
.276 BABIP
LOW
Power

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.301 SLG
TERRIBLE
.105 ISO
WEAK
Plate Discipline

Patience at the plate often leads to positive outcomes.

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0.15 BB/K
TERRIBLE
4.5% BB Rate
POOR
31.1% K Rate
TERRIBLE
OPS/OBP

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.538 OPS
TERRIBLE
.237 OBP
TERRIBLE

2015 Projected Stats Breakdown for Hector Sanchez

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Hector Sanchez: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Sanchez went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI in Saturday's spring training loss to the Angels.

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Sanchez (thumb) will catch Tuesday against the Padres, Henry Shulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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Sanchez is expected to miss a few days because of a sprained thumb, CSN's Andrew Baggarly reports.

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Sanchez (concussion) said Wednesday that he feels "amazing" and has received full clearance to catch, Alex Pavlovic of CSN Bay Area reports.

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Sanchez signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with the Giants on Thursday, avoiding arbitration, MLB.com reports.

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Sanchez (concussion) has been symptom-free for a week, Alex Pavlovic of the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Sanchez (concussion) has been transferred to the 60-day DL, the San Jose Mercury News reports.

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Sanchez (concussion) is likely done for the season, the Mercury News' Alex Pavlovic reports.

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Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Thursday that he's hoping Sanchez (concussion) can return in September, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2015

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2014

Sanchez battled a slew of injuries at the beginning of the 2013 season and ceded the backup catcher role to veteran Guillermo Quiroz. After getting healthy and spending some time in the minors, Sanchez made it back to the majors to put together a .248/.300/.349 line in 140 plate appearances. The switch-hitting catcher actually improved his walk rate (5.0 BB%) and strikeout rate (20.7 K%) from 2012, but his BABIP came back down to earth (.296 in 2013 compared to .349 in 2012), which resulted in the lower batting average. He is likely to see around 200-250 plate appearances backing up Buster Posey in 2014.

2013

Sanchez amassed 227 plate appearances in his rookie season as the Giants' backup catcher with a .280/.295/.390 slash line and three home runs. A good receiver behind the plate with an above average arm, Sanchez will remain the primary backup in 2013. The ability to switch hit gives the Giants some flexibility, but his overall offensive numbers were not analytically impressive. A 2.2 percent walk rate is abominable, and it is not likely he will hit above .270 again. His .349 BABIP is likely to regress, and his 15.2 percent swinging-strike rate and 43.5 percent chase rate indicate that his 22.9 percent strikeout rate will increase.

2012

Sanchez hit 12 homers with 84 RBI over 365 at-bats in the minors last season as a 21-year-old, so he's somewhat intriguing in keeper fantasy leagues as a catcher. A switch-hitter, Sanchez even got a cup of coffee in the bigs in September and held his own. While he could win the backup role in 2012, he's likely a couple of years away from making a major impact in the majors, and Buster Posey is blocking his path in San Francisco.